28th Annual ELT Conference
“Rainbows of ELT” was the conference theme for 2012, so diversity was brought from the field of ELT by inviting speakers from different regions of the world to share their expertise with the participants. The conference swum through thick and thin; there were heavy downpours and other forms of unrests in Karachi, leaving the city paralyzed, but the conference preparations went on.
I have been coming to the SPELT Conferences for some time and every year the three day conferences are fun filled and engaging. These conferences bring my peers and I closer to the latest techniques in ELT World.
Continuing with the tradition of adding spice to the conference each year, this year SPELT brought the IT village, in collaboration with the Society for International Education (SAI), to the conference to enable teachers to acquire skills that would help them meet the challenges of the 21st century with confidence. Additionally, TESOL and IATEFL, SPELT’s sister organizations, shared with us the plenary addresses given by their prominent speakers at their conventions in Denver, Colorado, USA, and Exeter and Cardiff, UK. These interactive sessions were facilitated by our local experts. The Research Special Interest Group and the Urdu Strand proceedings, which are becoming a regular SPELT Conference feature, were also well attended and were appreciated by a large number of participants.
We would like to extend our utmost gratitude to the worthy Mrs. Wajid Khan, Founder of the Nasra School, who took time out of her busy schedule to grace the conference her presence and inaugurate the 28th SPELT International Conference 2012.
SPELT would also like to thank and congratulate all those who worked day and night, success especially the office staff and the Conference Committee, to make this conference a huge success. The conference could not have had the spark if not for the generous support of our sponsor and we are thankful to them.
Speakers from the 28th Conference: